Category: Hindu Kush

Noshaq

Noshaq (Nowshak, Nōshākh, نوشاخ‎) Noshaq stands on the border between the Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan and Chitral District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Its closest neighboring peaks are Gumbaz-E-Safed to the northwest and Istor-o-Nal to the southeast. Countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan Mountain Range: Hindu Kush Elevation: 24,580 feet / 7,492 meters First Ascent: 1960, by a Japanese expedition …

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Tirich Mir

Tirich Mir (ترچ میر‎, Terich Mir, Terichmir, Turch Mir) The name Tirich Mir is believed to translate to “King of Tirich,” since Tirich is a nearby valley of the Mulkhow valley of Chitral which leads up to the mountain. Another thought is that Tirich Mir means “King of Darkness,” because in the Wakhi language, “trich” …

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Saraghrar

Saraghrar (سراغرار‎) Saraghrar sits in the large Saraghrar massif and is the fourth highest mountain peak in the Hindu Kush range. The mountain is located in Pakistan near the Afghanistan border. Country: Pakistan Mountain Range: Hindu Kush Height: 24,111 feet / 7,349 meters First Ascent: 1,979 Fun Fact: Saraghrar is the 77th highest peak in …

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Istor-o-Nal

Istor-o-Nal (इस्तोर-ओ-नल) in the Khowar, or Chitrali language, The word “Istoro Nal” means “horseshoe.” Istor-o-Nal lies in the Chitral District of Pakistan. Country: Pakistan Mountain Range: Hindu Kush Height: 24,288 feet / 7,403 meters First Ascent: June 8, 1955, by American team members Joseph E. Murphy, Jr., and Thomas A. Mutch, led by Pakistani Major …

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